Posts By: dukeslee

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Monday 6th October 2008

One more favorite thing ….

One more favorite thing ....

And finally, number 21:This is an addendum to the list below. Aren’t they precious? … By the way, the one with the triangular orange nose and big blue eyes looks just like her father.

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Friday 3rd October 2008

These are a Few of my Favorite Things

These are a Few of my Favorite Things

Inspired by this lovely fall October day — and also inspired by frassy blogger BooMama — I offer a list of things that make me feel happy. Feel free to add your own! In no particular order: 1) Hot, cinnamon-y apple cider2) Piles of crunchy leaves3) Being able to fit into last ...

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Thursday 2nd October 2008

High Calling Blogs

High Calling Blogs

To: Gentle reader(s) of “Getting Down With Jesus” (That means you, Mom!)I recently joined a group of bloggers at HighCallingBlogs.com. It’s sort of like a big Sunday worship service — on steroids. We’re singing out of different hymnals, preaching different sermons ...

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Tuesday 30th September 2008

Amazing Grapes

Amazing Grapes

Earth is crammed with Heaven and every common bush afire with God.But only he who sees, takes off his shoes.— Elizabeth Barrett Browning I used to think that grace came down to us only when we sat in the church pew. That was before I saw His colors in the autumn trees, felt Him brush […]

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Thursday 25th September 2008

Bunks in Heaven? A Frassy Thought

Bunks in Heaven? A Frassy Thought

So I got to thinking about Heaven yesterday when my 4-year-old, Anna, and I went scouting through a cemetery. Again. (See “Floral Delivery” for a post about our previous cemetery trip.) Anna and I sort of have a thing for cemeteries. We love looking at the gravestones and imagining ...

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Wednesday 24th September 2008

God is Still a “Sure Bet”

God is Still a "Sure Bet"

God’s timing is impeccable. He is, after all, God. Background first: Residents in my county overwhelmingly passed a proposal yesterday to build a $90 million casino and resort. The months leading up to the vote have created ugly division among friends, relatives and even churches. Many folks, ...

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Saturday 20th September 2008

An Open Letter to Isaiah

An Open Letter to Isaiah

Dear Isaiah, I saw you for the first time yesterday since this whole thing started. A lot has changed since then, hasn’t it, little man? Reporters with big cameras and microphones want to talk to you these days. There’s a brand new swing set in your backyard — a gift from some ...

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Thursday 18th September 2008

How Would Jesus Vote?

How Would Jesus Vote?

I sort of enjoy putting a $20 bill in a lottery machine every now and then. I understand the odds are against me. I sometimes win. Most often, I lose. That’s the way gambling works. But it’s kind of fun — in a mindless sort of way. But when it comes to the Great Casino […]

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Sunday 14th September 2008

Floral Delivery

Floral Delivery

As promised, God spoke in a still, small whisper — through the actions of two little girls delivering sunflowers to Great-Grandpa’s grave on a September afternoon. (See previous post, “God … Among the Weeds” for more details). As for man, his days are like grass, ...

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Thursday 11th September 2008

God … Among the Weeds

God ... Among the Weeds

My preschooler, Anna, helped me see God this week in an unexpected place — amidst the weeds.The ditches along the country roads where I live are filled with towering sunflowers this time of year. The sunflowers have made their way into my landscaping, and along our dusty driveway. I pay ...

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